How to Join CSANA

All CSANA memberships include a subscription to the North American Journal of Celtic Studies.  To become a member of CSANA and subscribe to the journal, visit and click on ORDER NAJCS to start the process. Membership is valid for one year, expiring on December 31. CSANA offers four different levels of membership. (Please note that rates given below are electronic subscriptions. Print subscriptions are marginally greater to defray rising publication costs.)

  • USD per year

For students, underemployed, and retired scholars

  • USD per year

For regularly employed scholars

  • USD per year

For those wishing to provide further financial support to CSANA

  • USD per year

For libraries and institutions wishing to subscribe to our journal

† Contributors help to defray the expenses of the annual meeting, support grants and awards, and allow CSANA to develop new projects. We encourage you to join at the highest level you can.

Questions about membership should be directed to the CSANA Treasurer:

Member Privileges

Join our scholarly community! Membership in CSANA gives scholars, students, and Celitcists-at-large access to the largest community of Celticists in North America. As a member you can actively shape the identity and future of Celtic Studies in North America by participating in our many interdisciplinary scholarly projects, attending workshops and conferences, and networking with other Celtic Scholars. Come gain an invaluable sense of fellowship with Celticists throughout North America and around the world!

Members gain the following benefits:

North American Journal of Celtic Studies
CSANA members receive both yearly issues of North America’s premier Celtic Studies journal, NAJCS. Members are also eligible, at the discretion of the journal’s editor, to serve as an Assistant Editor or as a member of the Editorial Board.

Celtic Scholarship Online
Contribute to any of our many digital scholarship initiatives. As a member, you can also propose and spearhead new digital scholarship projects.

Awards and Grants
Members are eligible to apply for any of CSANA’s prizes and scholarly grants. See below for more details.

Member Directory
Members are given the option of being listed in our Directory of Celtic Studies, where we host profiles of Celticists across North America and internationally. This is an especially good opportunity for students seeking to establish a public presence in the field.

Mentorship Program
Student members of CSANA have access to our network of mentors, where they can receive advice and mentorship by senior scholars in the field. We feel this program is particularly valuable in supporting students at institutions where Celtic Studies is under represented.

Publication Discount
Membership with CSANA comes with the ability to purchase Irish Text Society publication at a reduced price.

Members will gain access to CSANA-L, our listserv where all the latest Celtic Studies news, call for papers, and scholarships/fellowships, are announced to members. Additionally, our longer-form newsletter is distributed to members over CSANA-L twice a year.

Annual Meetings
While attendance to our annual meetings is open to all, membership is required to present at our conference and participate in CSANA business meetings.

Voting Rights
Members are entitled to nominate and vote on CSANA officers, approve revision to our by-laws, and vote in membership-wide referenda.


CSANA members in good standing are eligible to compete for any awards and grants the organization offers.

Best Graduate Student Paper Prize. This award is granted to the best graduate student paper delivered at the CSANA annual meeting. The award includes one year free membership in CSANA along with $100 monetary award. Students presenting at the CSANA meeting are invited to submit their papers for consideration after the close of the conference.

2021Brigid Ehrmantraut
‘A Wrong Turn on the Way to Troy’: Samson and the Classical Tradition in Medieval Ireland
2018Morgan Moore
Poetry and the Sound of Grief in Fourteenth-Century Wales
2017Rebecca Shercliff
‘Arise and avenge your son’: The role of Medb in Tochmarch Ferbe
2016Cameron Wachowich
Scéla Alaxandair: a re-examination of the textual history
Greg Darwin
As ucht a bhochtanais Ghaeiligh’: Myles na gCopaleen and Irish folklore
2015 Maggie Bonsey
Anglicised Irish and Hiberno-English in Dion Boucicualt’s Three Irish Melodramas
2014Claire Adams
Constructive Conflict? Warring, Raiding, and Fighting in the Early Medieval British Isles
2013Georgia Henley
Rhetoric and Ethnicity in Gerald of Wales’ Topographia Hibernica
2011Anna Pagé
The ‘Heroic Biography’ Pattern in the Birth and Death Tales of Conchobar mac Nessa